RLS to kick off against Choctaw County

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Red Level’s in for a tough challenge this week, Tigers head football coach David Godwin said.

The first-year head coach of RLS said Class 2A Choctaw County is big and physical, not to mention that it has speed as well.

“They want to be simple in what they run, but they win with athletes,” Godwin said. “They’ll probably have more athletes and speed on film than we’ll see this year.

“It’s going to be a major challenge,” he said.

Last week, RLS’s varsity squad held Highland Home to only six points despite falling 6-0.

Godwin said the team learned a lot about itself after its jamboree game last week.

“We made some personnel adjustments,” the coach said. “We watched film and made our corrections and are getting better with Red Level, ourselves.

“That’s our main concern,” he said.

Godwin wouldn’t comment on what personnel moves the coaches decided to make on the team.

However, the start of the season is finally among a team that’s been waiting on pins and needles for a while, Godwin said.

“We’re excited,” he said. “We’re glad to get this preseason game over with. We’ve been looking foward to game one for a while.

“We look for a big, noisy Red Level crowd Friday,” he said. “Come out and support these guys because they’ve worked hard.”

Kick off at Bobby Dye Field on Friday is at 7 p.m.